|County Championship Division Two, Northampton|
|Close, day three: Northants 411 & 246-5, Gloucestershire 268|
|Northants 6pts, Gloucestershire 4pts|
Northants will need to take 10 Gloucestershire wickets on the final day to claim victory at Northampton.
The hosts go into the final day with a lead of 389 runs as they are currently on 246-5 in their second innings.
Kyle Coetzer scored 86, opener Stephen Peters added 58 and David Sales made 33 as Northants took total control.
Earlier in the day, Gloucestershire, who resumed on 156-6, reached 268 with Hamish Marshall unbeaten on 117 as he made his first century of the season.